Sports injuries can cause severe pain and frustration and keep you from the activities you enjoy. It doesn't matter whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior or simply an active adult. When sports injuries occur, get the comprehensive care you need from Community Physician Network Orthopedic Specialty Care. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons are highly trained in their subspecialty areas as well as the specialized field of sports medicine.
Community Orthopedic Specialty Care offers all the knowledge and services you need to expedite your recovery – from experienced sports medicine physicians who perform arthroscopic surgery to onsite X-ray and brace departments that provide fast pre- and post-consultation service, sending reports, results and appointment requests quickly to those involved with your situation.
With years of experience, our doctors and staff have helped thousands of people recover from sports injuries and reclaim their lifestyles. We can help you when you suffer from:
Because the majority of acute injuries are better treated sooner than later, we make every attempt to get people with urgent or acute needs evaluated on the same day as their initial call. If you're an injured athlete, call 317.621.TEAM (8326) for a prompt appointment at Community Physician Network Orthopedic Specialty Care.
Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons have the highest level of skill possible for performing arthroscopic surgery on the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle. In fact, our orthopedic surgeons are so well respected that they are frequently invited to present and teach their peers about arthroscopy.
As a patient, you can expect less bleeding, pain, swelling, and risk of infection with arthroscopic surgery. The recovery time is faster than with traditional open joint operations. Arthroscopic surgery is just one of the advanced treatment methods we use to ensure that our patients receive the best outcomes possible.
Ligament reconstruction (ACL/PCL)
The ligaments inside and outside of the knee joint help keep the bones aligned and joint stable. The knee ligaments are vulnerable to injury during sports that involve abrupt movements, such as slowing down, landing, pivoting, body contact, or falls. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) cross inside the knee joint, and along with the knee cartilage (meniscus), can cause knee instability if injured. Our surgeons use the most advanced treatment methods, including arthroscopic surgery, to help get you back in the game in the shortest time possible.
Knee meniscus tear
Our orthopedic surgeons are recognized experts for arthroscopic treatment of meniscus tears. The menisci are cartilage structures in the knee joint that act as shock absorbers between the bones. The menisci are vulnerable to injury, especially during twisting motions used for sports. Arthroscopic surgery is the accepted method of treating meniscus tears. Because the knee joint is not fully opened, recovery is faster and has fewer complications than traditional open surgery methods.
Patellar instability or dislocation
Your kneecap, the patella bone, moves in a groove at the end of your thighbone when you walk, run, sit, or stand. During sports, a direct blow to the knee or fall can make the kneecap move partially or completely out of place and cause knee instability. People with shallow or uneven grooves are even more susceptible to patellar instability or dislocation. The physicians at Community Orthopedic Specialty Care possess the experience and advanced subspecialty training to employ the latest surgical methods to treat patellar instability or dislocation.
Rotator cuff injuries
The rotator cuff is a group of tendons that allow you to lift your arm out to the side and forward. Sudden shoulder movements or overuse during sports, such as pitching in baseball or playing tennis, can cause the rotator cuff to tear. The decision on how to treat rotator cuff injuries is very individualized. Some rotator cuffs can be treated with nonsurgical methods. However, if surgery is necessary, feel confident that the caring surgeons at Community Orthopedic Specialty Care have the expertise to perform advanced surgery techniques, such as arthroscopic surgery, to ensure your smooth recovery and best outcome. If you suspect that you may have a rotator cuff tear, call 317.621.TEAM (8326) for prompt evaluation by our physicians.
Extreme forces or rotation can cause the upper arm to dislocate from the shoulder joint. Shoulder dislocation occurs most frequently in sports that involve impacts from contact or falls, such as football, hockey, skiing, or gymnastics. In many cases, a dislocated shoulder can be moved back in place and treated without surgery. However, if surgery is necessary, the upper extremity specialists at Community Orthopedic Specialty Care are recognized experts for shoulder surgery. If you suspect you have a dislocated shoulder, call 317.621.TEAM (8326) for a prompt appointment. A dislocated shoulder is a condition that warrants urgent care.
Arthroscopic labral and biceps repair
Trauma, heavy lifting and throwing in sports are all possible causes of labral tears. The labrum is a cartilage in the shoulder. A “SLAP” tear occurs at the location where the tendon for the biceps muscle attaches to the labrum. Our surgeons are experts at arthroscopic surgery for shoulder labral and biceps repair and will ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
The fingers are easily injured during sports, such as baseball, skiing, football, and basketball. The fingers contain a delicate network of nerves, blood vessels, tendons and muscles. Injured fingers need the expert care of orthopedic surgeons that specialize in sports medicine and hand surgery. From fractures, dislocations, tendon injuries and nerve injuries to baseball finger, boxer’s finger and skier’s thumb, our specialists offer same-day appointments for urgent needs.
Achilles tendonitis and injury
The Achilles tendon ruptures most commonly occur in men between the ages of 30 and 50 years old that participate in sports, such as basketball, football or tennis, that require quick forward and backward leg movements, jumping and cutting. Such motions can create an imbalance of pressure on the leg and foot, leading to problems. People with chronic tendon inflammation, Achilles tendonitis, are especially susceptible to Achilles tendon ruptures. For those with active lifestyles and who want to return to strenuous recreational activities, surgery is used to reattach the torn Achilles tendon. Nonsurgical treatments are used for Achilles tendonitis. If you suspect that you have ruptured your Achilles tendon, call 317.621.TEAM (8326) for a prompt appointment with our orthopedic specialists.